Megha Ganapathy mug

An ode to indulgent artists

Reading “difficult” novels trained me to exist in the moment, devoting every ounce of my attention to understanding the words in front of me. I no longer find my eyes flitting to dialogue, skimming past action lines to get to the end of the book.
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Rugburn revelations

Laminated ink

It took time for me to confront the fact that wushu wasn’t just a stereotype I was undeniably bound to or a guilty pleasure I was obligated to stow away.
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Unbecoming Aly

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Just like Aly, I, too, feared attention of any form: class presentations, piano recitals, popcorn reading.
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Everything I didn’t play

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I don’t know the exact moment I fell out of love with playing music. Somewhere amid angry spit and demoralizing comments, I grew to fear the piano.
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A paper forest

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I believed my teacher when she explained how drawing trees could help you find peace in the midst of chaos. I liked that idea.
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